possibly my family holiday photo
i had my taxes done yesterday
by a woman
who has done them
for over 10 years.
we talked about
all that has happened since we last met.
this time however,
when finishing up
she casually asked:
‘for some reason the i.r,s, shows that you have 25 children
and i can’ t get it to delete. any life changes since last year?’
‘nothing of that magnitude, really,
at least not that i’m aware of.
but maybe that’s what all that commotion is in the lobby?’
we always enjoy our time together
but this really kicked it up a notch.
same time next year?
bureaucracy has more than a few quirks
and i so appreciate her
for helping me to navigate through the crazy system
and somehow try to make some sense of it.
my 25, could make this
the best year of deductions ever!
‘we’ll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because,
as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.
– dave barry
image credit: edinphoto.org